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October 28th, 2006

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03:50 pm - Two truths and a lie REVEALED
Ah! Now the truth can be revealed. I would've revealed it sooner, but I was Very Occupied, okay? There was an awesome Halloween party last night and stuff. Okay.

Of these three restaurant names:

Igor's Steak House
The Whoa Nellie Deli

The made-up name was Squish. Congratulations to the twenty-nine of you who got it right! I thought I needed to throw a one-word pretentious-ish sounding restaurant-like name into the mix, and "Snatch" just really didn't work right.

The other two restaurants are located somewhere in the region of Mammoth Lakes, California. Actually, I think Igor's might be out of business, because the number listed in several places was disconnected and their web page don't work no more. So perhaps the Two Truths and a Lie was more like One Truth, One Lie, And One Nebulous Half-Truth Which, At One Point In Time, Had Existed, but that's one hell of a game to continue playing.

I am amused that while Igor's was the number one choice for the fake restaurant name, the clear majority for "not gonna eat there", regardless of some of the interesting comments, was Squish. A full 62% of you just couldn't go there! Perhaps that's for the best, and perhaps I better burn up these really awesome restaurant plans I had made in my head while waiting for the T last night.

And now, to pass out. Hoo hah!

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Date:October 28th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
I thought Squish could be a bubble tea place. heh. :)
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Date:October 28th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
I answered in the plurality, and my reasoning was that while I though of "Igor" as a completely ordinary Russian name, I also knew that for many others it had mostly cheeseball horror-movie associations, so Igor's Steak House might be an unlikely name though not one that would actually repel me.
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Date:October 28th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
I briefly considered the possibility that Squish might be a juice bar, which made it sound not so bad. I keep running across references in British books of people drinking 'orange squash', which I'm assuming is juice, but might also be something more artificial like pop or Tang.
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Date:October 29th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)

So sort of halfway between the two, really.
[User Picture]
Date:October 28th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
I honestly didn't see anything strange about the idea of the other two being restaurant names, and I still wonder why anyone would.

I mean, geez, they're both better than "Thai-riffic".
[User Picture]
Date:October 28th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
Or "Deli-icious."
[User Picture]
Date:October 28th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
Toronto has a restaurant called 'Thai One On'.
[User Picture]
Date:October 29th, 2006 12:20 am (UTC)
I was sure Squish had to be real because it was too weird to have been made up. That's how these games usually work, ya know; the one that's too weird to be true is actually true. I guess I didn't take into account whose imagination I was dealing with, though.
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Date:October 29th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)

Spatch double-bluffed on that one.
[User Picture]
Date:October 29th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
Today I had lunch in a restaurant called The Rib Cage.
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Date:October 29th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC)
"Squish" just makes me think of bugs. Not appetizing.
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Date:October 30th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
I wish I had seem your poll earlier. I drove by the Whoa Nellie Deli last month on the way to and from backpacking. So I would have had a 50/50 chance at the right answer.

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